Since it's the holiday season (or, as I like to think of it, PIE season!). But I always thought it was too difficult to make yourself. A year or two ago I learned that, with a few shortcuts, pie is really easy to make. Here's a recipe post on how to make a basic fruit pie.
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Baked oatmeal is one of the many dishes I had never heard of before moving to South Central Pennsylvania. It's oatmeal made casserole-style, so that it's gooey on the inside and crunchy like granola on top. It's an awesome and versatile fall or winter breakfast dish, and since it's casserole-style, you can eat it all week!
After spending several hours carving those wonderful Halloween pumpkins I was left with a ton of pumpkin flesh. Being a little green I just couldn’t bear to throw it all away. So I grabbed my trusty carrot cake recipe, substituted pumpkins for carrots, added a few juicy extra bits, and fed the flesh of a thousand pumpkins to my nearest and dearest!
Cookies, jealous of the ascendancy of the cupcake, have found a way to up their fabulosity: the cookie dip. This cookie dip is vegan, gluten-free, Megan-simple, and — by far most important — flavored like pumpkin pie. So: cookies dipped in pie.
It's cooling down, and you know what that means? It's time for Our Lady Of The Manners' gingerbread bats! Some of you may remember the Offbeat Empire's favorite goth etiquette columnist, Jillian Venters, aka Our Lady Of The Manners. Some of you may remember her as the author of Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them, or as the ultimate giver of gothic wedding advice on Offbeat Bride. What you may not know, however, is that Our Lady Of The Manners also has a mean gingerbread bat recipe that has some SERIOUS bite…
Kids — and adults — have been back in school for a couple of weeks now and you may be running out of ideas for healthy snacks and lunches. I think this recipe is a great way to sneak avocado and banana into the diet of any willful child or picky adult.
My boyfriend pointed out the Taco Bell Bold and Creamy Spicy Ranchero sauce at our local grocery. We snagged it, some tortillas and shredded cheese. As my boyfriend pointed out, we got the stuff for 8+ quesadillas at the price of two through the drive-thru. He also proposed this "no-dish" cooking method, which uses ZERO DISHES in preparation. I was skeptical at first. But the prospect of not dirtying a single dish to make dinner intrigued me…